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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

First Officers At GoJet Can Now Earn Up To $56,000 In New Hire Bonuses

Compensation Now Among The Highest In The Regional Airline Industry

GoJet Airlines has announced a new bonus package to attract the most qualified pilot candidates to its team. Now with up to $56,000 in bonuses for new hire First Officers, total compensation for GoJet pilots is among the highest in the regional airline industry.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Airbus A330neo En Route To Function And Reliability Tests

Flying Over European Airbus Sites And Visiting 15 Cities Worldwide To Test Aircraft Readiness For Airline Operations

The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations. As final step in the aircraft certification phase these function & reliability tests, also known as route proving will include ETOPS missions, landing at diversion airports and testing airport handling services. After a fly past over Airbus’ European sites, the A330neo will head for 15 major airports worldwide over five continents, aiming at achieving 150 Flight Test Hours in three trips.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 06.19.18: Mexican UAV Fights Crime, Spokane Drones, Ikhana!

Also: K2 & Robotic Skies, Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Competition, K State Grad Cert, Commercial Drones at JFK

A drone operated by authorities in Ensenada, Mexico, led to a significant decrease in overall crime in the city. Ensenada police say that over a few months, their single DJI Inspire 1 drone has led to more than 500 arrests and contributed to an overall 10 percent drop in the crime rate, including a 30 percent drop in residential robberies. Over the past four months, the drone has flown an average of 25 sorties per day. The drone is deployed based on 911 call volume. It is operated from a centralized control room using software developed by Cape, a California-based company. The city of Spokane, WA will soon implement a program using a drone to assist in infrastructure inspections and construction projects. Local lawmakers approved the plan last week. Officials say using the aircraft will help the city complete projects more quickly while saving money for the taxpa

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 06.12.18: FAA Restrictions, Drone Innovation Act, Parrot Anafi

Also: UAS Software Startup Kittyhawk, Drone Delivery Canada, Axon And DJI, Airobotic's Autonomous Industrial Drones

At the request of federal security partners, the FAA has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)§ 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific flight restrictions. Information on the FAA Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), which defines these restrictions, and all of the currently covered locations, can be found on our website. To ensure the public is aware of these restricted locations, this FAA website also provides an interactive map, downloadable geospatial data, and other important details. A link to these restrictions is also included in the FAA

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Allegiant Cancels Flights At Orlando-Sanford Airport

Cites Difficulty Getting Newly-Acquired Airbus Airplanes Ready To Fly

Allegiant Airlines cancelled 26 flights late last week to and from Orlando-Sanford Airport (KSFB) and elsewhere across its network due to problems getting recently-acquired Airbus airplanes ready to fly.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Medical Transportation Flight Goes Down En Route To Patient Pickup

Two On Board Fatally Injured When Accident Occurred Shortly After Takeoff

Two people on a flight arranged by Angel Flight East were fatally injured last week when the Beechcraft 58 Baron they were aboard went down shortly after takeoff from South Jersey Regional Airport (KVAY) in Lumberton, NJ.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines Seek Antitrust Immunized Joint Venture

The JV Would Enhance Competition, Benefit Consumers Airlines Say

Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) seeking immunity from antitrust laws to create a joint venture (JV) that promises significant advantages for consumers.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Ohio Research Project Will Monitor Traffic With Unmanned Aircraft

Three-Year Study Conducted By DriveOhio UAS Center And OSU College Of Engineering

The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor is getting even smarter under recently announced plans to study the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), sometimes called drones, to monitor traffic and roadway conditions from the air along the corridor. The three-year study is a partnership between DriveOhio’s UAS Center and The Ohio State University College of Engineering.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

Holds The U.S. Record For Most Cumulative Time In Space

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, has retired from the agency, effective last Friday.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

NATA Concludes Successful Annual Meeting And Aviation Business Conference

Report Increased Attendance And Energy

NATA convened its fourth Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference at the Grand Hyatt Washington last week. Attendance at the annual event exceeded previous years, driven in part by an agenda addressing opportunities and issues facing the aviation business community.

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